European Challenge Cup 2016-17: Bristol to face Bath in Pool Four

Montpellier won last season's European Challenge Cup, but start this campaign in the Champions Cup

Premiership new boys Bristol will face West Country rivals Bath in Pool Four of the 2016-17 European Challenge Cup.

They are joined in the group by Pau and Cardiff Blues, while 2016 runners-up Harlequins have been drawn alongside Edinburgh, Stade Francais and Timisoara Saracens of Romania in Pool Five.

Gloucester, winners in 2015, will face La Rochelle, Treviso and Bayonne in Pool One.

Newcastle and Ospreys are in Pool Two, which also contains Grenoble and Lyon.

Newport Gwent Dragons and Worcester are set to face Brive and Russian side Enisei-STM in Pool Three.

Pool 1: La Rochelle, Gloucester, Treviso, Bayonne

Pool 2: Ospreys, Grenoble, Newcastle, Lyon

Pool 3: Brive, Worcester, Newport Gwent Dragons, Enisei-STM

Pool 4: Cardiff Blues, Bath, Pau, Bristol

Pool 5: Harlequins, Edinburgh, Stade Francais, Timisoara

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